Chapter 7: Supporting PBL with Librarians and Information Literacy

As most, if not all, projects require that students effectively find and use information to complete a project, this chapter describes working with librarians to incorporate information literacy skill building in project-based courses, along with specific activities and exercises to help faculty and librarians get started.

Research on Assessing Information Literacy

WPI professors Marja H. Bakermans and Rebecca Ziino Plotke’s paper “Assessing information literacy instruction in interdisciplinary first year project-based courses with STEM students” measures changes in student perceptions of their competency in information literacy after continuous efforts in course curriculum.